Cove

Cove is a little slice of heaven located on the eastern edge of the Grande Ronde Valley in Union County, Oregon. Cove is on the valley’s eastern slope, nestled between the Wallowa Mountains and adjacent ridges. Cove’s name comes from the niche created by the base of Mt. Fanny, Mill Creek, and the ridges to the south. Cove is a small community with approximately 680 people within city limits. Another 1,200 people live in the greater Cove area.  Cove has a public library, K-12 charter school, corner market and fueling station, volunteer fire department, styling salon, steakhouse, and, of course, the Cove Drive-in. A wide array of home-based businesses are a testament to Cove’s robust entrepreneurial spirit.

Cove has been a fruit production center for over 100 years. Today, approximately 500 acres of commercial orchards, planted mostly to sweet cherries and peaches, grace the hillsides above town. Livestock production and processing, field crops, and small-scale produce growers make up the remaining farm operations.

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Cove

Population

Total Population

574

Population
Growth Rate

0.47%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

23.800

Housing & Income

Households

248

Total Housing Units

257


Owner Occupied

193

Renter Occupied

55

Vacant

9

Median Home Value

$277,431


Average Home Value

$338,472

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.40%


Per Capita Income

2.66%

Income Projection

Median Household

$58,535 $68,834


Average Household

$84,743 $96,754


Per Capita

$33,533 $38,239

Workforce

Total Businesses

16

Total Employed

95

Workers 16+

294

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

1

Employed

4

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

30

Graduated
High School

121

Associates
Degree

29

Bachelor's
Degree

89

Graduate
Degree

36

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

276

Non-Resident Commuters

14

Drive Alone

248

Carpooled

19

Public

3

Work At Home

10


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